A bit about me...
I'm Tamera Gagne; arts instructor, jewelry maker, hardcore thrifter, seamstress, ceramic artist, food lover, and so on. Creating pretty / geeky / handmade things is my favorite pastime.
The Rough Gem has been born out of necessity. I do a lot of thrifting and making (of many things) and I needed a place to showcase it all. Managing multiple shops is a bit of a drag. Creating The Rough Gem as a hub and a brand is my focus as of late.
To keep it all consistent, I've changed my (oldest) etsy name, which was CrankHeartPony - yes, too long! to TheRoughGem. I started an Aftcra shop - RoughGem - to keep the jewelry occupied. PeanutEnvy, where all my sewn goods are, is still right where it began.
Take a look around, visit the (neglected) blog, visit a few shops and maybe you'll fall in love with something. Have fun!